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Sturgill Simpson’s “A Sailor’s Guide To Earth” out April 15 on Atlantic Records, first single premieres‏

Sturgill Simpson’s highly anticipated new album A Sailor’s Guide To Earth will be released April 15 on Atlantic Records and is now available for pre-order.

In advance of the release, the first single, “Brace For Impact (Live A Little),” is premiering today and can now be heard at SturgillSimpson.com. An instant download of the single is included with each album pre-order.

Produced by Simpson, A Sailor’s Guide To Earth was written—beginning to end—as a letter to his first child who arrived during the summer of 2014 and features eight original songs as well as a rendition of Nirvana’s “In Bloom.”

Recorded primarily at Nashville’s The Butcher Shoppe, Simpson was joined in the studio by Grammy Award-winning engineer David Ferguson (Johnny Cash, John Prine, “Cowboy” Jack Clement) and assistant engineer Sean Sullivan. Along with members of his touring band, the album features Dave Roe on bass, Dan Dugmore on steel guitar, Dougie Wilkinson on bagpipes, Garo Yellin and Arthur Cook on cello, Jonathan Dinklage and Whitney LaGrange on violin and special guests The Dap-Kings.

In celebration of the release, Simpson and his band will kick off their 2016 tour this spring, including shows in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Oklahoma City, Lexington, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Indianapolis, Louisville, Royal Oak, MI, Chicago, Milwaukee and Minneapolis. Tickets go on-sale next Friday, March 11. Additional dates to be announced.

A SAILOR’S GUIDE TO EARTH TRACK-LISTING:

1. Welcome to Earth (Pollywog)

2. Breakers Roar

3. Keep It Between The Lines

4. Sea Stories

5. In Bloom

6. Brace For Impact (Live A Little)

7. All Around You

8. Oh Sarah

9. Call To Arms

STURGILL SIMPSON TOUR DATES

May 5—Austin, TX—Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater

May 6—Austin, TX—Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater

May 7—Dallas, TX—The Bomb Factory

May 10—Houston, TX—White Oak Music Hall

May 11—Oklahoma City, OK—Criterion Theater

May 16—Lexington, KY—Lexington Opera House

May 17—Lexington, KY— Lexington Opera House

May 18—Chattanooga, TN—Tivoli Theater

May 20—Knoxville, TN—Tennessee Theater

May 21—Indianapolis, IN—Egyptian Room – Old National Centre

May 22—Louisville, KY—Louisville Palace

June 2—Royal Oak, MI—Royal Oak Theatre

June 3—Chicago, IL—Riviera Theatre

June 4—Milwaukee, WI—Riverside Theater

June 5—Minneapolis, MN—First Avenue

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